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MBA while work?

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New answer on Dec 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 21, 2020

How do people complete their MBA while working at McKinsey or BCG, with all their travel commitments? 

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Anonymous replied on Sep 22, 2020

Hi Laura!

Actually, it's impossible to combine. For that you have to take off for 1-2 years.

Best,
André

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Sep 21, 2020
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Hi,

There is no way to do that. Usually, you take 2 years off. The bigger problem is to pass your GMAT and get accepted once you are still there

Best

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Anonymous replied on Sep 21, 2020

They take two years off and come back after their MBA ;)

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Ian
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replied on Sep 21, 2020
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Hey Laura,

That would be well and truly impossible! It's hard enough to do an MBA with a "normal" job.

They do indeed take the 1-2 years off. Furthermore, McKinsey/BCG sponsor (i.e. pay) for the MBA during this time. Not a bad deal at all :)

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Mehdi
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replied on Sep 21, 2020
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Hi there,

They cannot combine nad MBA and work at an MBB, it's quite impossible! Instead, they take a Leave of Absence to complete their MBA before returning to work!

All the best,

Mehdi

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Robert
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replied on Sep 21, 2020
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Hi Laura,

100% impossible to do your MBA while working at MBB - you need to take time off for that (which is partially paid anyway, depending on your arrangements).

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Francesco
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replied on Sep 21, 2020
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Hi Laura,

They don’t ;) People doing MBAs after the analyst/associate period take a leave of absence of 1 to 2 years.

Best,

Francesco

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Anonymous updated the answer on Sep 21, 2020

Hi,

you don't work while doing an MBA :) the firm gives you one/two year(s) off (with/without salary, half of it, ... it depends on the office) to properly concentrate on the MBA!

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Udayan
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replied on Sep 21, 2020
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Absolutely not possible to do this. Not sure who told you that people complete an MBA while at McKinsey

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Clara
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replied on Dec 31, 2020
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Hello!

No, never.

You take an educational leave and do it

Best,

Clara

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